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Miserable Place to Work

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

Pros

Innovative product, exceptionally smart people

Cons

Senior managers were awful and only interested in making money for themselves

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to middle management, it contributes to the company, as well.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't wait for my contract to expire.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Cheaper food in cafeteria than past employer. Every Friday at 4:30 is ok party in cafeteria.
    Free soda.
    Free workout center vis-a-vis past employer.
    Great products to work on.
    OK hours for business side. 9am normal time start.

    Cons

    2-week vacation (not including sick days) - compared to last employer with 3 weeks.
    Photocopy machines lacking in work area - 2 machines per floor - have to walk half way across building.
    IT Helpdesk very weak - response time very, very slow - several weeks to clear help desk ticket.
    Lack of sufficient training program for new employees - training provided by giant corporate EMC in Massachuesetts.
    Business-side management eats young (newer employees) - seen bad treatment of good, terminated employees
    Lack of 1-on-1 or clear directions from business side management.
    People there tends to rather just take paycheck than enjoy the products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training materials or localized training availability in Santa Clara, rather than utilize the EMC corporate training modules.
    This isn't Apple -- people aren't going crazy for these products.
    Clearer directions to employees -- we cannot read your minds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job...just not a career

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    I say its a great place for those just out of college because you get to work on intricate details of the storage domain and you learn different technologies, software methodologies, and troubleshooting skills. If you're a quick learner, this is the place for you. Also, if you're in the late stages of your career, this is a place for you because if you perform your job, you're almost guaranteed a stable pay check. There's little employee turn over.

    Also, the 401k and stock options give enough incentive to tough it out at least until they vest.

    Cons

    However, this is not the place to make a career out of in my opinion. There is just not enough creative leeway or space to put an individual stamp on a project. Once you learn the technology stack and troubleshooting skills, it gets boring. Those who are passed the entry level, but still haven't made a career should be careful not to pigeon hole themselves here. Just have a "backup" plan, pun intended.

    Office politics tend to get the better of people here. Best to keep head down at some times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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